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Elevate your pasta with this easy-to-follow alfredo sauce recipe. Perfect for anyone looking to add a little homemade twist to their favorite pasta dishes – you’ll feel like a professional chef in no time.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce is quick, easy, and downright delicious. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a rich, creamy, flavor-packed sauce. One of the best things about this recipe is how versatile it is, perfect as a pasta sauce, dip, or even as a pizza sauce. While this recipe isn’t difficult, it does take some practice to get it just right. Don’t be discouraged if your first attempt isn’t perfect. With a little patience, you’ll be making Alfredo sauce like a pro in no time! This is sure to be a hit with your family and friends, and is the perfect way to add some extra flavor to your favorite pasta dishes.

Originally, Alfredo was made only with pasta, butter, and Parmesan cheese. It has evolved over the years, and the Alfredo sauce you find in grocery stores and many restaurants is more of a sauce. This recipe is not the original Alfredo, but part of an evolution of Alfredo sauce. It’s supposed to be creamy, comforting, slightly indulgent, and super easy to make.

use high quality raw materials

To make this alfredo sauce, it’s important to use real butter and half and half. Substitutes such as margarine or milk will not produce the same results. Real butter and half and half are rich and creamy what makes this sauce so delicious. Don’t skimp on the quality of the ingredients!

frequently asked questions

Can I use milk instead of half and half?

While you can substitute milk for half and half, the resulting sauce won’t be as rich and creamy. You can always substitute whole milk, but the sauce won’t have the same texture and flavor as half and half.

Can I substitute a different type of cheese for the parmesan?

Parmesan cheese is the traditional cheese used in Alfredo sauce, but you can experiment with other hard, savory cheeses if you prefer. Asiago or pecorino romano can be a good substitute for Parmesan, but be aware that the sauce may vary slightly in flavor and texture.

How can I thicken the sauce if it is too thin?

If your Alfredo sauce is too runny, you can add a little more grated Parmesan cheese, or simmer for a few more minutes to thin and thicken. Alternatively, you can mix a small amount of cornstarch with cold water and stir it into the sauce while it simmers to help it thicken.

Can I make the alfredo sauce ahead of time and reheat it?

Yes, you can make the alfredo sauce ahead of time and reheat it. Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When ready to reheat, warm the sauce gently on the stove, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

How do I thin the sauce if it is too thick?

If your Alfredo sauce is too thick, you can add chicken stock to thin it out.

service suggestion

This Alfredo sauce is perfect with your favorite pasta dishes such as fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti. Top with some freshly grated Parmesan and chopped parsley for extra flavor. You can also use this sauce as a dip or pizza sauce.

Overhead view of homemade Alfredo sauce in a stainless steel pot.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover Alfredo Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave or place on the stove over low heat, stirring frequently.

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Overhead view of Fettuccine Alfredo with Homemade Alfredo Sauce.

Elevate your pasta with this easy-to-follow alfredo sauce recipe. Perfect for anyone looking to add a little homemade twist to their favorite pasta dishes – you’ll feel like a professional chef in no time.

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 15 minute

total time 20 minute

raw material

  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4-5 cup Half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt or tasting
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

instruct

  • In a saucepan or skillet, melt butter over low heat.

  • Add flour and increase heat to medium. Stir together and cook for 2 minutes, until the flour is light golden brown.

  • Slowly pour in half and half, stirring to combine. Add garlic powder and salt.

  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly while heating. Just while it is simmering, add 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese and stir until melted.

  • The sauce will thicken with continued simmering, so you can add extra half or pasta water if you want a thinner sauce, or extra par if you want it thicker Mason cheese.

  • Use Alfredo sauce as a dip, as a pizza sauce, or pour it over pasta with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for garnish (optional).

Serve: 0.25cup | Calories: 304kcal | carbohydrate: 11G | protein: 10G | fat: 25G | Saturated fat: 15G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fats: 7G | Trans fat: 0.2G | cholesterol: 74mg | sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 205mg | fiber: 0.1G | sugar: 5G | Vitamin A: 768unit | Vitamin C: 1mg | calcium: 298mg | iron: 0.4mg

alfredo sauce